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Information relating to specific disease areas aligned to Pfizer’s portfolio and other resources designed for Pfizer medicines.

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Learn about the efficacy and safety of Somavert, its tumour impact and its effect on co-morbidity management through clinical and real world data

The acromegaly disease activity tool designed to help monitor your patients

Advice and support services to help you and your patients optimise your experience with Somavert about the efficacy and safety of Somavert through clinical and real world data

Learn about funding and reimbursement England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Watch and listen to acromegaly experts talk about various topics in the disease area as well as recordings from our National Nurse Meeting and the Acromegaly co-morbidity series

Click here for Somavert® (pegvisomant) Prescribing Information. Adverse event reporting information can be found at the bottom of the page.

Somavert is used in the treatment of adult patients with acromegaly who have had an inadequate response to surgery and/or radiation therapy and in whom an appropriate medical treatment with somatostatin analogues did not normalise IGF-I concentrations or was not tolerated.

Somavert reimbursement in Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland

Somavert is reimbursed by NI Formulary, AWMSG, and SMC

Wales​​​​​​​1

In November 2017, the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group recommended Somavert as a third-line treatment of acromegaly in adults.
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Somavert is recommended as an option for use within NHS Wales for the treatment of adult patients with acromegaly who have had an inadequate response to surgery and/or radiation therapy and in whom an appropriate medical treatment with SSAs didn’t normalise IGF-I concentrations or was not tolerated.

This recommendation applies only in circumstances where the approved Wales Patient Access Scheme (WPAS) is utilised or where the list/contract price is equivalent or lower than the WPAS price.

Scotland​​​​​​​2

Following a second resubmission considered under the ultra-orphan process, pegvisomant (Somavert) is accepted for use within NHS Scotland.

For the treatment of adult patients with acromegaly who have had an inadequate response to surgery and/or radiation therapy and in whom an appropriate medical treatment with SSAs did not normalise IGF-I concentrations or was not tolerated.
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SMC advice takes account of the benefits of a Patient Access Scheme (PAS) that improves the cost effectiveness of pegvisomant and is contingent upon the continuing availability of the PAS in NHS Scotland or a list price that is equivalent or lower. This advice takes account of the views from a Patient and Clinician Engagement (PACE) meeting.

Northern Ireland​​​​​​​3

In Northern Ireland, pegvisomant (Somavert) is accepted for use
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For the treatment of adult patients with acromegaly who have had an inadequate response to surgery and/or radiation therapy and in whom an appropriate medical treatment with SSAs did not normalise IGF-I concentrations or was not tolerated
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This advice takes account of the benefits of a Patient Access Scheme (PAS) that improves the cost effectiveness of pegvisomant and is contingent upon the continuing availability of the PAS in Northern Ireland or a list price that is equivalent or lower

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References 

​​​​​​​1. All Wales Medicines Strategy Group. November 2017. Available here (date accessed: September 2021)
2. Scottish Medicines Consortium. November 2017. Available here (date accessed: September 2021)
3. Northern Ireland Formulary. January 2018. Available here (date accessed: September 2021)

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